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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Hundreds of thousands of innovative playthings were unveiled at the opening of the 111th American International Toy Fair – the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere – taking place in New York City.

More than 30,000 play professionals from 100 countries were expected at Toy Fair 2014 to explore a record-breaking 412,000 net square feet of exhibit space at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Upwards of 1,150 toy companies – 285 of which are exhibiting for the very first time – are slated to unveil the year’s hottest trends in toys, games and youth entertainment products in front of an estimated 14,000 global buyers.

Toy Fair opened at 10 a.m. Sunday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring singer Alicia Keys, co-creator of the interactive children’s app, The Journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee. Immediately following the show opener, trade guests surged the exhibit hall and kicked off four, jam-packed days of trend-spotting, networking and order-writing. Playthings ordered at Toy Fair will be appearing in toy stores through the holiday shopping season.

Providing media and trade guests with the inside scoop on which toys will top wish lists this year, TIA experts will reveal the biggest trends of 2014 at the annual “Toy Trends Tea” on Monday.

Toy makers say remote-controlled toys are hot items this year.

The 111th American International Toy Fair runs through Wednesday, February 19th.

Here are some of the items that are expected to be hot in 2014:

Smart Shots Sport Center (Vtech)
Price:
 $39.99
Age:
12-36 months
Available:
Fall 2014


Viewmaster 75th gift set (basic fun/ The Bridge Direct)
Price:
$12.99
Age:
3+
Availability:
Fall 2014


Skyrocket Mega Monster Bash (Skyrocket)
Price: $29.99
Age: 5+
Available: Fall


Crayola My Virtual Fashion Show (Crayola)
Age: 6+
Price:$39.99
Available: Fall
 2014

What the Cluck?  (Goliath Games)
Age: 7+
Price: $19.99
Available:
Fall 2014

Benny's
 Spaceship (LEGO)
Price:
 $99.99
Age:
9+
Available:
Spring 2014

X6 Zoom Rocket (Zing)
Price:
$24.99
Age:
6+
Availability:
Fall 2014
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